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Twin Peaks case dismissed against Cody Ledbetter

Trial was set for April 2

MCLENNAN COUNTY - Judge Matt Johnson of the 54th District Court dismissed the Twin Peaks case against Cody Ledbetter Monday morning.

Ledbetter was scheduled to stand trial April 2, when the retrial of Jacob Carrizal was postponed.

Ledbetter sat down with FOX 44 describing his new found freedom. 

"It's a great feeling, not to have to worry about it anymore, so, I'm happy." said Ledbetter. 

For nearly three years the 28 year old father stood on the edge. 

"It's something that I can't really describe. I'll put it to you this way, it was hell."

The former Cossack was at Twin Peaks on May 17, 2015 with his stepfather, Daniel Boyett. 

Boyett, along with eight other bikers died in the gunfight. 

"I was the one who actually made the phone call to my mom." said Ledbetter letting out tears.  

Ledbetter, arrested with more than 170 others faced an engaging in organized crime charge. 

Until now. 

District Attorney Abel Reyna office requested Monday morning for the case's dismissal. That's when Ledbetter got a text from his lawyers to call him asap. 

"And my thought was oh lord. I called her, and she told me, how would you feel if I told you right now, your case is dismissed."

It's a chapter he can now put behind him, one he says made him a better father, a life he will never take for granted. 

"A father is a very important role, and to be able to do that now without having to worry, is a relief." said Ledbetter. 

The DA's office is not commenting at this time on the dismissal. 

So far this year, the more than 50 Twin Peaks cases have been dismissed or refused.

Looney had filed a motion against District Attorney Abel Reyna for illegal and outrageous government conduct last October. You can read this story here.


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